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Preview — Sexual Perversity in Chicago & The Duck Variations by David Mamet
Sexual Perversity in Chicago & The Duck Variations
David Mamet is one of America's most celebrated playwrights. The author of plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, and children's books, he has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross.
The Obie award-winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago is about two male office workers, Danny and Bernie, on the make in the swinging singles scene of the early 1970's...more
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A few years later the Brat Pack starred in something that was based on this play, but it was a shell of this wonderful work.
I was fortunate to find this edition which contains the two plays, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” and “The Duck Variations” because they SHOULD be read together. They bookend each other perfectly, since they both deal with how we chose to confront death by living the lives we live.
“Sexual Perversity in Chicago” is about how youth and inexperience can cause p ...more
Mamet's especially good here when he's writing two characters talking past each other, not really listening to the other character but working out their own internal issues.
If this is being performed at a university near you for an affordable price it is surely ...more
The Duck Variations is a slice of life play with moments of thought-provoking existentialism. This play is my play of preference between the two plays.
Duck Variations didn't do much for me, as it felt one note and too simple.
As a playwright, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for Th ...more